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Preserve your life story with a free writing workshop

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GALESBURG, Ill. - Have you ever wished a loved one was still around so you could ask them a question or write down the details of a treasured memory with their help? Maybe you collect special moments in a notebook but aren’t sure what to do with them. Whatever the motivation for your interest, everyone has a unique and individual story worth sharing. Learn to tell yours with a little help at Share Your Life Story: A Writing Workshop.

Participants will be guided with fun writing prompts and exercises that help to trigger memories and generate ideas for how to approach their writing. No previous writing experience is necessary.

“There can be a misconception that other people won’t care about our stories,” said Tessa Hobbs-Curley, University of Illinois Extension family life educator and workshop presenter. “I’ve seen how sharing your experiences with others can establish bonds and reveal perspectives never heard before to be cherished for years to come.” Learn about the people that matter to you, preserve your memories, and leave a legacy for your family and loved ones.

This free seven-session workshop will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Galesburg Public Library on the following Mondays: February 27, March 6, 20, 27, and April 3, 10, and 17. Registration is required and can be completed at the reference desk, or by calling 309-343-6118.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please email Tessa Hobbs-Curley at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

SOURCE: Tessa Hobbs-Curley, Family Life Educator, University of Illinois Extension

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